Our differentiators are successfully developed products and solutions
with complex functionality in the area of Web‐based applications. Our
products are used by NASA, IBM, Cisco, FedEx, Bank of America,
Dresdner Bank, Reuters, Yahoo!, Siemens, Merrill Lynch and many other
During our 12 years in IT we have successfully completed over 300
projects. We have earned a reputation for delivering top quality
solutions on time and within budget, resulting in long-term customer
relationships. Since its establishment in 2000 Scand has constantly
grown and expanded. Today our staff comprises over 200 proficient
Price and Quality Equilibrium
We offer high‐quality and cost‐effective software development services.
Delivering offshore software development services recognized by the
best quality, timeliness and creativity at prices considerably lower than
those onshore or nearshore, we help our clients to extremely reduce the
costs of IT-development.
Easy Communication and Convenient Time Zone
We are easy to communicate with: all our specialists have good
command of written and spoken English. Another benefit is our time
zone which is very close to European time and convenient to work with
for American companies.
software development outsourcing
Custom software development
Design, redesign, support, integration
and maintenance of custom software
Information technology consulting
Writing technical documentation
Custom web‐design and original artwork
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Year of Foundation:
Number of Employees (2013):
Development of our
2003 2004 20062005
iPhone mobile platform
of our own
SVG for Indesign
and some more
Web 2.0 application
resembling web-OS using
Ajax and dynamic html
.Net and Java;
WPF, Silverlight, Groovy,
Grails for Java and Python
Java and C++
use of .NET
of Hi-Tech Park
These 12 years of history are the most convincing
evidence of Scand's stability and quality of our services,
but we are looking for more opportunities in the future,
possibly with you as our new client. We offer you our
valuable experience in technology and outsourcing area
along with the professionalism and talent of our employees
accumulated during the decade within the IT.
Custom software development
We comply with the latest development and technology standards,
apply cutting edge software engineering methodologies and integration
procedures adjusted to every specific case.
Design, redesign, support, integration and maintenance
of custom software
We are ready to go an extra mile to be always at hand when support,
maintenance or our creative activity to perform design or redesign
We provide our customers with the important information about the
quality of their software or our product that is planned to be used for
their purposes. Our usage of advanced testing procedures ensures
software positive performance.
Information technology consulting
To make offshore software development efficient and reduce the
related costs our customers often request process and technology
consulting that prove to be of considerable use to them while building
a productive model of software development outsource.
Writing technical documentation
We also offer compiling technical documentation for the software we
develop. Software documentation serves as a detailed explanation of
the application functions.
Custom web‐design and original artwork
Supplying our clients with custom web design services we help them
individualize their business and make it stand out of the crowd.
Scand predominantly specializes in developing software based on Java,
.NET, PHP, C++ technologies. However, we have accumulated experience
in a wide range of other technologies like Objective C, driver
While working on the projects we get in close touch with the
corresponding professional sphere and scrutinize its every aspect
specific for the software under development. That is why, Scand
possesses deep knowledge and broad practical experience in such
industries as printing, eCommerce, product life cycle
management (PLM), postal services, banking sector, etc.
We welcome every opportunity to be helpful to our customers
in everything regarding software development. Working with every
single client we apply the latest development standards and innovative
technologies and offer various methods of work. Sure, we'll be able
to work out the model suitable for you!
Scand provides software development outsourcing services. During our
more than 12 years of being in operation we have been involved
in projects dealing with many areas of IT, however, the best results
achieved by us lie within the following spheres:
Web application development
Since 2000 we have used Java, PHP, ASP, and now we also utilize .NET,
Python, Ruby to implement server‐side functionality and have been
working really keen with such technologies as LAMP, Ajax, J2EE, Spring,
Struts, Hibernate, WPF, Symfony, Grails, RoR, jQuery, ExtJS, etc.
Custom software development for Windows, Mac OS and Unix
In this sphere we have managed to aggregate knowledge and
experience at practically all levels – from low‐level software
development (for example drivers for Windows and Linux) to
developing user interfaces with .NET, Objective C, Qt.
Database design, development and management
We have gained an extraordinarily rich experience working with such
well‐known databases as MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, Postgresql,
MS Access. We have lately worked a lot also with the so-called NoSQL
engines like MongoDB, CoachDB.
Mobile software development
Our specialists have developed dozens of applications for iPhone,
Android, Windows Mobile, Symbian, Windows Phone 7, BlackBerry and we are
continuously expanding our client list in this field.
• CORBA / DCOM / SOAP
• Driver development for Linux,
(NT 4–Windows 2008)
• iOS, Android, Windows Phone 7,
Symbian, BlackBerry, Pocket PC
• Driver development for
Windows CE / Windows Mobile
Desktops and C++
• UNIX: Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris,
Reliant UNIX, AIX
• IBM: OS390, AS400
• Mac OS X
• Visual Basic / VBScript / VBA
• COBOL, RPG, Prolog and
• YACC / LEX
• Encryption: RSA, MD5/SHA
RC2/RC4, GOST, elliptic curves,
Web and LAMP
• PHP (including PEAR, Propel,
Symfony, Yii frameworks)
and CSS selectors, AJAX
• Python, Perl, shell, awk, sed, tcl/tk,
AJAX (including prototype.js, dojo,
ExtJS, jQuery, YUI, mootools and
• REST, Cold Fusion
• WebDAV, SSL, HTTPS, TLS, OpenSSL,
• Adobe Flash / Flex / AIR
• Apache modules, CGI, fastCGI
• .NET Framework (1.0–4.5)
• NET Compact Framework
• ASP.NET, C#.NET, VB.NET, ADO.NET,
• LINQ, Azure, WPF, SilverLight
• Windows Forms, C# and J#, XML
and Web services
• ASP VBScript and JScript, CGI
• Infragistics NetAdvantage
• Microsoft Sharepoint
• BizTalk 2003+
Technologies and Programming Languages
• JDK, J2SE, J2ME, JavaFX, Groovy,
AWT, Swing, Applets, Java Beans,
JNDI, JCE, JavaMail, JMF, JAXP,
JiBX, OC4J, JNI, RMI
• Spring (all modules)
• Struts 1 and 2, JSF, SpringMVC,
Grails, Cocoon, Velocity,
Tapestry, JSTL, JoSSO, Axis 1.x,
• ORM: JPA, Hibernate, TopLink,
• JMS, JMX, JTA, JAAS, JDBC, JCO
• Servlets, JSP, J2EE, JavaEE5, EJB
• Adapters, Connectors, JCA,
• JavaCC, SableCC
• Java WebStart
• Ant, Maven, xUnit, CruiseControl,
Continuum, Bamboo, Lucene, Solr
• XML / XSL / XSLT, DOM, SAX,
XSL-FO, SVG, FOP, Batik, Saxon
• Neural Networks, image
recognition, cluster analysis
• Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT),
Computer Based Training (CBT)
• Text and Speech Recognition
• Mathematical Modelling
Methodologies and Mathematics
• Rapid Application Development
• Agile (Scrum, Extreme
Test Driven Development)
• Object-oriented Programming,
Architecture, Design and Aspects
• Rational Unified Process
• Microsoft Solutions Framework
• Oracle CASE*Method
• EMF, UML, 4GL
Application /Web Servers
• Apache and modules
• MS Internet Information Server
• Lotus Domino (from version 5.0.1)
• Macromedia ColdFusion
• Microsoft MTS
• BM WebSphere and MQSeries
• Oracle Application Server
• Interprise Application Server
• Reuters Triarch
• BEA WebLogic
• Apache Tomcat
• SAP R/3
• MS GreatPlains and MS Navision
• IBM IMS (including z/OS)
• MIVA Merchant
• MS e‐Commerce Server
• CyberCash CashRegister
ERP/CRM, Integration and Databases
• Amazon EC2 Cloud, RackSpace,
Amazon S3, Cloud Front
• Computational and HA clusters,
• Tomcat clusters and session
• MySQL Master-Slave
and Master-Master replication
• Oracle Real Application Clusters
• WebSphere clusters
• WebLogic clusters
• JBoss clusters
• PL/SQL, T-SQL, SQL,
ODBC / JDBC, ADO, BDE, DAO,
OCI, PL/SQL, OLAP, ETL, BI,
• ORM – Object‐Relational
Mapping, Oracle 6, 7, 8, 9i, 10g
• IBM DB/2 7.1+
• MS SQL Server
(6, 7, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012)
• Informix 7
• Interbase, Paradox, xBase
• MySQL (4.x, 5.x)
• PostgreSQL (7.x, 8.x)
• Mongo DB
Despite of the fact that our customers are located globally - in Germany,
Sweden, Norway, Finland, the USA, Luxemburg, Switzerland,
the Netherlands, Japan, Latvia, the Russian Federation - we are able to
maintain flawless communication and keep in touch during
the negotiation, development and support stages.
We focus on individual approach to each customer within
the framework of every single project, taking all possible endeavors
to ensure successful solution development.
To start working with us is easy - just send us an e-mail describing your
requirements to the software product you need.
Main Industry Focuses
We have developed and implemented successful solutions for an
extended range of industries including:
We also develop custom software for businesses involved in
• energy carrier production and consumption. Such solutions are
directed at both manufacturers and consumers of energy carriers;
• architecture and construction;
• providing information safety and secure banking services access;
• postal services;
• production eﬃciency control;
• production management as concerns product life cycle management
(OPI project is an innovation web platform for PLM system creation,
EQM (product quality management) and GSM (delivery management)
People are Scand's greatest value and asset. Our major concern is our
customers' and our employees' success.
At Scand we put a strong emphasis on personal and professional
Our staff members are provided with top quality work environment,
challenging yet amicable and encouraging atmosphere and the best
opportunities to advance in theoretical knowledge and hands-on
Training sessions for new employees, regular refresher programs for
the experienced personnel and continual English language upgrade
are always available. We are happy to help our people cultivate their
manifold talent through continuing professional training in software
development technologies, methodologies, project management
and other spheres.
Intelligence and Talent
Scand's location in Minsk being the home for the best Belarusian
universities and the place inhabited by superior IT companies and
brilliant specialists is the reason for high concentration of software
development intelligence and talent which is close to the maximum
We welcome and strongly support the desire of our selected experts
to learn and grow both personally and professionally.
3–5 years – 30%
10+ years – 15%
1–3 years – 25%
5–10 years – 30%
JAVA – 40% .NET – 25%
LAMP – 20% C++ and .NET – 15%
3. Education 4. Foreign Language Competence
2. Experience1. Core Competence
When a company needs to outsource some of its tasks to another
company, probably the most important and critical factor of success
for this process is how well communication between these two
companies is organized. Most books about organizing outsourcing
processes place emphasis on the quality of communication as the key
To avoid a bundle of problems we do our utmost to keep tight
communication with our customers during the entire development
Achieving a decent level of communication in the Internet age is
incredibly easy and the variety of communication methods
• E-mail and post (serves for more or less formal messages or document
• Instant Messengers (Skype, Google Talk, ICQ, AOL, MSN, Yahoo!);
• Project Management Systems (JIRA, dotProject, etc.);
• Versioning Systems (Subversion, git, Mercurial,
even CVS - whatever you like);
• Bug Tracking Systems (Bugzilla, etc.);
• Reporting Systems (for keeping track on what's going on and
for billing purposes);
• Regular phone/Skype calls and visits.
We normally use a visiting scheme where both the customer and our
engineers meet each other several times during the project life cycle.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to start?
Just send us an email with any questions that might be interesting or
not clear to you. Or, if everything is clear and you wish to work with us,
please send us a short description of your needs (probably a concept
or specification of your project); a time plan required, if any; or the
number of people you want to work for you and their required skills.
We will analyze your request and answer you ASAP and send you our
proposal and a time and costs estimation on completion of the job as
well as resumes of our recommended employees.
Also, we will offer you to create a free initial prototype of your project.
If you like it, we will continue working together and charge you for
the following tasks only. Your feedback is always welcome!
I am interested in establishing a partnership with Scand.
Is it possible?
We have established relationships with several companies reselling
our services onshore. By employing just a few software engineers, small
companies are able to obtain and to develop large projects by reselling
our services. Charging normal or lower onshore price and outsourcing
some jobs to us, you can achieve huge competitive advantage and
benefit using price difference.
Where is Belarus located? What city are you in?
Belarus is located in Eastern Europe, between Poland and Russia. Its
population amounts to 10 million. Our office is located in downtown
Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
How to Start
We endeavor to apply fundamental yet personalized approach to every
customer and their project. For example, we use a long-reputable
Waterfall method of software development as well as cutting-edge Agile,
Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
Waterfall development method is ideal for projects with clear task
formalization and fixed scope of work, i.e. for small and medium-size
projects. Waterfall methodology comprises the following steps:
• working out system requirements, drawing up and approving the
• design and prototyping;
Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc. methodologies have their own distinctive
• speeding up software system commissioning;
• minimizing development iteration cycles;
• reduced periods of feedback between market/user requirements and
• iteration-based approach and adaptive production methods;
• retrospective procedures allow to fix defects promptly and enhance
productivity and quality.
The variety of projects has brought about a wide range of engagement
models, working schemes and types of workflow. At Scand we provide
each project with individual workflow – everything works in the way
most convenient to you. We are flexible and have enough experience
to implement almost any kind of workflow preferred by the client.
Examples of workflow schemes
Analysis Proposals Budget
Support Success Deployment QA Development
Real Production Analysis Proposals
Success QA Development
Analysis Estimation & Proposal Budget Architecture
New Versions Support Success QA Development
We are located in Belarus, a country in the heart of Europe bordering on
Russia, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Poland. A former post-soviet
Republic, Belarus established its independence in 1991 and over its two
decades of sovereignty has managed to preserve its most prominent
production and technological infrastructure, educational establishments
and highly‐qualified specialists and enhance its international presence
through economic development. Today Belarus is a stable economy
showing gradual yet steady growth.
Belarus is a perfect option for software development outsource for
several reasons: first, high educational level and prominent academic
and technological basis have been inherited from the USSR where
Belarus was a major research and development centre; secondly,
educational continuity and comparatively low IT brain drain to other
countries, which allows to conduct successful offshore software
development in Belarus; finally, salary rates are considerably lower
than those in Europe.
Scand Ltd. is located in Minsk, the capital and high-tech core of
Belarus. Minsk has long been a top-notch industrial and best
technologically and economically developed city in Belarus. It is the
host site for supreme Belarusian universities, including BSUIR –
the leading Belarusian IT university. The most advanced IT work force
and leading software development companies are also concentrated
Apart from being engaged in offshore software development projects
and outsourcing IT services for our global customers we succeed in
finding time and resources to develop our own products and take
pleasure in making them highly competitive, valuable and innovative.
We endeavor to implement our creativity and technological ideas in
our own products, some of which are open source.
TrafficPanel – network traffic management. Full web traffic
management flows in company network through a gateway.
SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite – direct support of SVG
format for Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.
Phoebius – a truly object-oriented PHP5 framework for
SkyHistory – Extra/Addon for Skype that stores and manages
the chat history regardless of the Skype client settings.
SkyRemote – easy Share Your Desktop with any Skype User
who has installed SkyRemote as you have.
Smart Feed Reader – Smart & Organized. Full-featured RSS,
ATOM Reader for iPhone and iPod touch.
Outlook4Gmail – easily synchronize the contacts from the
Address Book between Outlook and Gmail Accounts.
TreeTable – light-weight Java applet to display hierarchical
useful event handlers and dynamic loading.
JTree – use this high-performance Java applet to represent
your hierachically organized data.
Vault – this Java applet provides multiple file upload and
download capabilities along with related file manipulation
routines. It lets you create robust and powerful file upload
system that can be available right from your web browser.
Urfin – is the Wizard of Filez. It is a tool that turns an old
dream of many people into reality: to find any file located in
local area network just per a single mouse click - without
installing any software – just using your favorite browser.
JNDI2R – is a JNDI service provider to Windows registry. It
provides JNDI API and supports serialized Java classes in
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8b/1‐520 Fabritsiusa str.
220007 Minsk, Belarus
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